The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 58 82 105
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 43 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.00% 1.33% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 1.64% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 42 11 5
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.78%
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
957 794 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.11% 81.10% 86.37%
Number of salaries quoted 826 714 842
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £58,700 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 3 £24,000 -
Chatham - 1 £42,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 69 (83.13%) Test Scripting
2 64 (77.11%) Regression Testing
3 63 (75.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 60 (72.29%) Finance
5 58 (69.88%) Integration Testing
5 58 (69.88%) System Integration Testing
6 45 (54.22%) ISEB
7 40 (48.19%) SDLC
8 35 (42.17%) ISTQB
9 19 (22.89%) AS400
10 18 (21.69%) SQL
11 17 (20.48%) System Testing
12 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
13 11 (13.25%) Manual Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Automated Testing
14 10 (12.05%) Banking
15 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.84%) QA
15 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
15 9 (10.84%) HTML
15 9 (10.84%) MS Office
15 9 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
16 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (9.64%) HP
17 7 (8.43%) Java
17 7 (8.43%) Defect Management
17 7 (8.43%) Line Management
18 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
18 6 (7.23%) XML

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.20%) Apache
1 1 (1.20%) CMS
1 1 (1.20%) JBoss
1 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
1 9 (10.84%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) MySQL
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) JIRA
2 5 (6.02%) Selenium
3 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.61%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
General
1 60 (72.29%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (81.93%) Analyst
2 58 (69.88%) Test Analyst
3 23 (27.71%) Senior Analyst
3 23 (27.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 22 (26.51%) Financial Analyst
5 21 (25.30%) Service Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Junior
8 5 (6.02%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Junior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Tester
9 3 (3.61%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (2.41%) Banking Analyst
11 1 (1.20%) Automation Tester
11 1 (1.20%) QA Engineer
11 1 (1.20%) Senior QA Engineer
11 1 (1.20%) Senior Tester
11 1 (1.20%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) HTML
2 6 (7.23%) XML
3 3 (3.61%) CSS
3 3 (3.61%) DOM
3 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.20%) RESTful
4 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) AS400
2 6 (7.23%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (83.13%) Test Scripting
2 64 (77.11%) Regression Testing
3 63 (75.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 58 (69.88%) Integration Testing
4 58 (69.88%) System Integration Testing
5 40 (48.19%) SDLC
6 17 (20.48%) System Testing
7 11 (13.25%) Automated Testing
7 11 (13.25%) Manual Testing
7 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
8 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (8.43%) Defect Management
9 7 (8.43%) Line Management
10 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.23%) Migration
10 6 (7.23%) Test Management
11 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.02%) BDD
12 4 (4.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 7 (8.43%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (54.22%) ISEB
2 35 (42.17%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.02%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) HP
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle